Thomas O. Gray who wrote "Windy City Observations" in Silent Worker of 1926 stated that George Veditz intimated Mussolini with a wish to become dictator over all organization of the deaf. George Veditz wanted to consolidate of the two- Frat and Nad- bodies into one. However, not many find this agreeable to his proposal. Veditz was being criticized by Gray but was this an example of crab theory?
Gray felt that NAD should not merge with Frat because it would become an organization known to "preach calamity insurance." Veditz proposed that two organizations to jointly hold their conventions at the same city, at the same time. Now why do you suppose he suggested that? I could imagine due to difficulty of transportation and money, Veditz may thought it would be more effective to kill two birds with one stone. I find it interesting how Gray criticized Veditz and accused him as a dictator however he had every right to express his opinion that NAD should operate as a strict business of its own and that it should not be a part of selling insurance. So you be the judge if this was an example of crab theory on how Gray criticized Veditz back in 1920's.